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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Works Supervision

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Works Supervision


This qualification is suitable for individuals that have significant experience supervising others in a single construction occupational area. (I.e a single trade). Candidates must have been employed long enough to facilitate the presentation of evidence to verify involvement in work activities typically associated with the role of a ‘single trade’ supervisor.

Candidates can provide evidence in various forms, including written communications (such as emails or memos), documentation (such as paperwork or worksheets), occupational observations (where an assessor observes the candidate performing a work activity), professional discussions (where an assessor questions the candidate to assess competency), or reliable witness testimonies.

FAQs about Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Works Supervision

The NVQ program offered by Health Matters presents a 'Fast Track' option for candidates. However, the completion time for the Level 3 OWS varies based on individual circumstances. Factors such as motivation, workload, and experience level influence the duration of qualification attainment.

Typically, the Fast Track option can be completed from enrolment to certification on average within 1-3 months. Nonetheless, candidates receive a supportive framework lasting 12 months. Upon induction, an assessment plan is created with the assessor, establishing time-bound targets for the individual's progression.

The Fast Track route involves limited written work and direct assistance from the assessor over two non-consecutive days on-site. The candidate must ensure they are freed up for these days to focus solely on the NVQ. The candidate will be asked to pre-organise 'Supporting Evidence' before each of the two days – the assessor will provide exactly what is needed before each day. During these on-site days, the assessor will undergo 'Professional Discussions' (PD). PDs are recorded conversations between the candidate and the assessor about their daily supervisory activities in construction. The assessor will guide these conversations to ensure the candidate explains their experience related to the qualification's 'Assessment Criteria'. The assessor may also help upload 'Supporting Evidence' to the ePortfolio.

After the two on-site days, the candidate may have to upload additional supporting evidence and organise their ePortfolio for their qualification (with additional electronic support from the assessor).

Before enrolling in the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision, individuals should be confident that they have adequate prior work experience to meet the evidence requirements detailed within the qualification specification.

The site supervisor must align the evidence with the criteria detailed in Pathway 1, which includes a mandatory 6 units and 2 optional unit. The mandatory unit's cover:

  1. Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
  2. Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  3. Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
  4. Implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace
  5. Co-ordinating and organising work operations in the workplace
  6. Monitoring progress of work against schedules in the workplace

With the construction sector's fast-paced and busy working environment, any site supervisors enrolling on this qualification must be realistic and have the time to complete it.

A designated assessor supports the Occupational Work Supervision qualification journey. The assessor will provide guidance through the 8-units while offering feedback on whether the evidence submitted meets the standards required. In addition, assessors will provide 'Unit Guidance' to help direct the candiate to gather the appropriate evidence. Communication with the assessor will be via several methods: face-to-face on-site visits, video calls, telephone calls, and direct communication through the online portal.

The cost of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) qualification varies based on several factors. To find out today's price, click the enrol button at the top of the page.

Please note that there is CITB grant aid of £750.00 available to CITB registered employers for this qualification. See link: https://www.citbni.org.uk/Grants.aspx